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"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
Inago Montoya in the movie 'Princess Bride'
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is trying to repeal Obamacare. Again. Because of liberty, freedoms and Jesus. Or something.

She sent out a fundraising email to her vast email list saying "it's about to get ugly." She goes on to claim that she's the Democrats top target "because of my effectiveness in Congress."

Really?

ef·fec·tive [ih-fek-tiv]
adjective

  1. adequate to accomplish a purpose; producing the intended or expected result: effective teaching methods; effective steps toward peace.

What does Bachmann mean when she claims she's "effective?"

Bachmann doesn't "do legislation." She does self-promotion and political theater. The only thing she can claim to have accomplished in the Minnesota State Senate or in Congress is the St. Croix Bridge Boondoggle. But the truth is she did none of the heavy lifting -- the rest of the Minnesota delegation did the work.

If by effectiveness she means she's a right wing nut job who fear-mongers, lies, embarrasses herself and pushes conspiracy theories ... well ... that's an entirely different bag of hammers kind of effectiveness.

She is effective at promoting herself and fundraising. But that is a byproduct of her tenure in Congress and the kind of political creature she is.

If she means representing the crazies and tinfoil hat wearing teabagger brigade ... well ... she definitely does that well.

As for repealing Obamacare, this is going to be the 35th time (by my count) they've tried to repeal Obamacare. Why can't they succeed? Maybe they're too effective. Or something.

Xxxxxx,

It's about to get ugly.

Next week the House of Representatives will vote to repeal Obamacare.

Those of us who have been on the front lines fighting this disastrous piece of legislation will be mercilessly attacked from every corner of the country.

Chris Mathews' tingling leg is about to go numb. Rachel Maddow is going to have a cow. And Ed Schultz will probably explode once again.

There is no doubt that the rest of the left-wing media attack machine will be attacking me in full force.

As you know, I was the first member of Congress to introduce legislation to repeal Obamacare the day after it was signed into law... and this year I re-introduced it on the very first day of the new Congress.

So while I am thrilled that we are taking the first important step to repealing Barack Obama's signature piece legislation, I am under no illusion that it will be easy or that it won't come at a very high price. That's why I'm asking you to stand with me today.

Will you make a special contribution to my campaign so I can launch an all-out counter offensive against the liberal media's attacks?

This fight is going to get ugly. I need to know you are still standing with me in this fight and can help me with the resources to fight against the liberal media who will undoubtedly be unmercifully trashing me next week.

As we both know Obamacare is not only another government invasion into our personal lives, but it will bankrupt our nation unless it is fully repealed.

You have my word that I will not rest until we repeal Obamacare entirely and enact true Constitutional, conservative reforms that will lower the cost of healthcare, bring down our national debt, protect our nation from foreign threats, and help preserve traditional values.

It is because of my effectiveness in Congress that the national Democrats and their lap dogs in the media are in full attack mode. In fact, the national Democrats and Nancy Pelosi have already singled out our campaign as one of their #1 targets for defeat in 2014. They are working overtime to support my opponent, and even though he has a personal fortune worth up to $111 million, he is already accepting their funds.

Xxxxxx, next week is going to be especially tough.

While I'm fighting tooth and nail on the House floor to repeal Obamacare… my opponent and his allies in the liberal media will be cementing lies in the minds of anyone who will listen.

I can only rely on you to help set the record straight, combat their lies and tell the American people the truth.

That's why with your help I'm launching a counter offensive on the airwaves and the internet -- an offensive to set the record straight. But I need your immediate help to do it.

Will you agree to make a special, immediate contribution of $25, $50 or even $100 today to help fund my counter offensive?

The more you give the harder we can hit back.

I will never be intimidated or back down from fighting against their socialized medicine and debt-laden policies. We need true conservative leaders in Washington who aren't afraid to stand up to President Obama and the tax-and-spend liberal Democrats in Congress. I have never been one to back down because I was scared or worried about how the liberal media would react. I am in Washington to fight for smaller government, lower taxes, American job creation, national security and your family's future, and Eva that will never change.

As I fight for our futures in Washington, I hope I can count on your continued support.

Please click here right now and help fund my counter offensive.

-Michele

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)

    MN Progressive Project: MN politics from a progressive perspective plus all the crazy from MN's RWNJs.

    by The Big E on Wed May 15, 2013 at 05:32:15 AM PDT

  •  MB is all about self-promotion and (4+ / 0-)

    pandering to her idiotic base.

    In that regard she is highly effective, per the definition you give.

  •  HAHA (2+ / 0-)
    So while I am thrilled that we are taking the first important step to repealing Barack Obama's signature piece legislation, I am under no illusion that it will be easy or that it won't come at a very high price. That's why I'm asking you to stand with me today.
    She forgot to mention that it also will never happen. Enjoy your time as a House member, I don't think it will last much longer
    •  You may be right. Jim Graves has an early (1+ / 0-)
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      Remediator

      start and people are really getting tired of MB.  They might not vote for Graves.  But they won't vote for Bachmann.

      Arguing with idiots is like playing chess with a pigeon. As good as I am, the bird is going to shit on the board and strut around like it won anyway. –jbou (2013)

      by Simul Iustus et Peccator on Wed May 15, 2013 at 05:51:03 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  It's like she's selling indulgences. (1+ / 0-)
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    swampyankee

    "I will make the Kenyan's socialist health plan disappear if only you nice people would send me ample cash.  

    "My opponent is smearing me!  As I battle for the soul of the nation, my opponent is smearing me to all who would listen!  May he rot in hell!  Make that check out to..."

  •  Dig the trenches! There's not a (0+ / 0-)

    moment to lose!

    - - -
    "...I will not rest until we repeal Obamacare entirely and enact true Constitutional, conservative reforms that will lower the cost of healthcare, bring down our national debt, protect our nation from foreign threats, and help preserve traditional values."
    - - -

    -- says Michelle.  Unless Obamacare is repealed, the United States will not be protected "from foreign threats."

    It's true.  Countless countries are preparing for an all-points assault on our nation at this hour.  Taiwan!  China!  The Soviet Union!  Brazil!  Both Koreas!  Belgium!  Chile!  Mexico!  New Mexico!  

    And it's Obamacare that has provoked their intent to attack!  Newly-painted bombers are fueling on tarmacs as we speak!  The frailest stay against total destruction is your personal check for at least $100!  

     

  •  Misquoted? (2+ / 0-)
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    Remediator, kfred

    I think she must have been misquoted. The statement “because of my defectiveness in Congress” would have been perfectly accurate.

  •  Did Bachmann's god smite Minnesota? (0+ / 0-)

    She promised that her god would "smite" Minnesota at noon yesterday, when the Governor signed the marriage equality bill into law.  Just wondering whether Michelle talked her god into doing anything.  If nothing happened, I guess she's not all that 'effective'.  More like "defective"

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